RTS launches Digital Beltpack

RTS added the four-channel/four-button DBP (Digital Beltpack) to its Omneo IP intercom family.

The wired beltpack runs on PoE+ (Power over Ethernet 802.3af and 802.3at) and connects using Omneo IP technology. Its hybrid design supports both digital partyline and matrix keypanel modes. For use as a digital partyline device, DBP connects to an OMS; for use as a portable keypanel, including functionality like point-to-point communication, DBP can be connected to any RTS digital/IP matrix product using Omneo. DBP automatically selects the correct mode of operation (digital partyline/OMS or keypanel/matrix) when connected and switched on.

Due to its PoE-driven design, DBP is scalable. In and Out PoE ports (two etherCON locking RJ45 connectors) allow up to six DBP devices to be daisy-chained together from the same PoE switch port when used in partyline mode. Up to 40 DBPs can be connected to an OMS. This is in addition to the other wired and wireless devices OMS supports. Depending on the matrix model/configuration, up to 64 DBPs can be connected to an OMI card for Adam matrixes, and up to 128 DBPs can be connected to one Odin.

DBP’s over-molded ergonomic volume knobs and rubber enclosure detailing are designed to offer extra grip and drop resistance, and it is IP53 rated for protection against dust and water spray.

It has an icon-based menu navigation system that is presented via a full-colour, sunlight-readable TFT display with anti-reflective lens. Talk and Listen capability for up to four simultaneously active partylines (i.e. access to a pool of up to 16 partylines) is controlled via four large backlit channel buttons, which can also be assigned for dedicated resources such as relay control.

DBP’s digital audio technology provides increased fidelity and a lower noise floor in comparison to analogue. Both 3.5 mm TRRS and XLR connectors are provided for connecting headsets, with three different XLR options available: 4-pin female, 4-pin male and 5-pin female (supporting stereo audio for different feeds on the left and right headphones). Incoming CALL notifications are via audible alerts or haptic vibration.

DBP also supports Bluetooth audio connectivity to a headset, mobile phone or streaming device (via the recommended third-party dongles.

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